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Exploring New York's SoHo

Pommer, Alfred (Book - 2012 )
Exploring New York's SoHo
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SoHo, short for “South of Houston,” is one of New York’s trendiest neighborhoods. Innovative restaurants and fashion-forward shops line Broome and Spring Streets, and artists reside above in modern lofts. But it is also part of the SoHo Cast–Iron Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Its beautiful old buildings hold stories of the neighborhood’s fascinating history, urban decline and regeneration. It was once the center of New York’s show business world and its most infamous red-light district. The richest and poorest Manhattanites walked these streets: John Jacob Astor, Harry Houdini, Aaron Burr and P.T. Barnum. Local authors Alfred Pommer and Eleanor Winters reveal these and other stories of an ever-changing SoHo.

Authors: Pommer, Alfred
Statement of Responsibility: Alfred Pommer & Eleanor Winters ; watercolors by Leendert van der Pool
Title: Exploring New York's SoHo
Characteristics: 141 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Local History : Part I
Local History : Part II
Canal Street : The Collect Pond, Bogardus and Bruce, Blackwell's Island and Samuel F.B. Morse
Along Crosby Street and Back to Grand Street : The First Jewish Congregation, Department Stores, Spiritualists and Seances
Broadway and Broome Street : Robert Moses's Folly, Jane Jacobs and Margot Gayle, Daniel Badger and Richard Morris Hunt
Broadway and Spring Street : Bishop's Crook Lampposts, the St. Nicholas Hotel, Fernando Wood and the Copperhead Conspiracy, the Ghost of SoHo and the Prince of Humbugs
Still on Broadway, Heading for Prince Street : The Free-Love League, Charles Broadway Rouss, Little Singer and Old St. Pat's
Back on Broadway : Niblo's Garden, The Black Crook, John Jacob Astor, the Comic Book Museum and "The Wall"
Along Houston to Mercer Street : The Cable Building, Fanelli's Bar, Artists and Brothels
Greene Street : Architectural Masterpieces, C. Godfrey Gunther, the Floating Subway Map and a Mural
Wooster Street : Maciunas and the Fluxhouse, Dionysus, Spalding Gray and the Ghosts of West. Broadway
Subject Headings: SoHo (New York, N.Y.) History New York (N.Y.) History SoHo (New York, N.Y.) Tours New York (N.Y.) Tours Historic buildings New York (State) New York Architecture New York (State) New York SoHo (New York, N.Y.) Buildings, structures, etc New York (N.Y.) Buildings, structures, etc SoHo (New York, N.Y.) Biography New York (N.Y.) Biography
Topical Term: Historic buildings
Architecture
Additional Contributors: Winters, Eleanor
LCCN: 2012035116
ISBN: 9781609495886
1609495888
Branch Call Number: 974.71 P
Research Call Number: IRGV 13-4989
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June 24th. Local authors reveal stories of an ever-changing SoHo, short for “South of Houston,” one of New York’s trendiest neighborhoods. This lecture will explore innovative restaurants and fashion-forward shops that line Broome and Spring Streets, where artists reside above in modern lofts. A... Read More »


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